Vikings crush the Nandua Warriors, 64-21

Dorchester Banner/Dave Ryan Viking receiver Logan Middleton, left, hauled in a pass for a 62-yard touchdown.

Dorchester Banner/Dave Ryan
Viking receiver Logan Middleton, left, hauled in a pass for a 62-yard touchdown.

NANDUA, Va. – The Cambridge-South Dorchester High School Vikings’ record rose to 3-2 after Friday’s lop-sided win over the Nandua Warriors. C-SD’s dominance of the team is nothing new – two years ago, the Vikings scored 72 points, and last year, 67.

Nandua is a small school, and has a difficult time competing against C-SD, one of the larger 1A programs. Recognizing the unequal contest, Vikes’ Head Coach Gaven Parker put in many of his backups in the second half.

C-SD has seen some tough games as well. There had been two close victories – against Queen Anne’s and Colonel – and two overwhelming defeats, against Woodbridge and North Caroline.

This time, the Vikings hopped off the bus after a two-hour ride and were ready to go. They scored early and often, and were never behind.

Coach Parker was all smiles as he headed off the field afterwards. “I’m so proud of them,” he said. “It’s been a tough week. They’ve been grinding.”

One hard-working Viking is Khalik Beasley, who followed last week’s 372 all-purpose yards against Colonel Richardson with 254 on Friday. That was with no kick returns, and on only 10 carries, for an average gain of 25.4 yards per touch, and four touchdowns.

Camren Lake neared the century mark, with 97 yards on 8 carries for two touchdowns, while Dario Belizaire ran three times for 21 yards and one score.

Going through the air, Shamar Young grabbed a 44-yard toss for a TD, and junior Logan Middleton made an athletic catch for a 62 yard score. Nandua’s defense had no answers for the Viking attack, as the visitors totaled 616 yards.

C-SD’s defense smothered the Warrior’s offense, led by Tranell Clanton’s 2 solo tackles and 6 assists. Other top defenders were freshman Dillon Meekins, 2 solos and 5 assists; Camren Lake, 4 and 3; Tyler Stewart, 2 and 3; Donald Banks, 2 and 3; Malik Ennals, 2 and 2; Shamar Young, 2 and 1; Jay’zon Roberts, 2 and 1; Jacob Thalheimer, 1 solo; Ricky Donaldson, 2 assists; Logan Middleton, 1 assist; Davon Linder, 2 and 1; Drio Belizaire, 2 assists; Justin Turner, 2 assists; Jaden Jones, 1 assist; Darrien Gabriel, 1 assist; Noah Presley, 3 assists; and Avery Nichols, 1 and 1.

Donald Banks notched a sack, and Darrien Gabriel teamed up with Malik Ennals for another. Quarterback hurries were recorded by Tranell Clanton, Davon Linder, Donald Banks, Dillon Meekins, Justin Turner, Camren Lake, Noah Presley and Avery Nichols.

For special teams, kicker Drew Warfield was 6 of 6 on extra points. Sophomore Donald Banks returned one kickoff for 10 years, and freshman Dario Belizaire returned two for a total of 50 yards.

On Friday, the Vikings will be at home, facing Washington High School. The Jaguars will come to Cambridge with a record of 0-5, after falling to Wicomico High School last Friday, 54-0.

In their five games, the Jags have scored a total of 36 points, while allowing 257. Going week by week back to the beginning of the season, results were: 78-20 against Laurel, Del.; 48-7 against Stephen Decatur; 20-6 against Kent County; and 57-0 against Easton.

Game time Friday in Vikings Stadium is 6:30.

Dave Ryan is editor of the Dorchester Banner. He can be reached at dryan@newszap.com.

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